The craft of literature, indeed,… Elements of prosody As a part of modern literary criticismprosody is concerned with the study of rhythm and sound effects as they occur in verse and with the various descriptive, historical, and theoretical approaches to the study of these structures. Scansion The various elements of prosody may be examined in the aesthetic structure of prose. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great and dirty city. Fog on the Essex Marshes, fog on the Kentish heights.
History[ edit ] Eliot was working on the poem after the end of World War One when Europe was undergoing changes as old systems of government and international relations were being replaced. During that time, Eliot was working at Lloyds Bankediting The Egoistand trying to publish poetry.
Eliot had published in Ara Vos Prec, a limited printed work that collected his early poems including "Gerontion". In the typescript, the name of the poem is "Gerousia", referring to the name of the Council of the Elders at Sparta.
When Eliot considered publishing the poem as the opening part of The Waste Land, Pound discouraged him from doing so saying, "I do not advise printing Gerontion as preface.
One don't miss it at all as the thing now stands. Thou hast nor youth nor age But as it were an after dinner sleep Dreaming of both. The use of pronouns such as "us" and "I" regarding the speaker and a member of the opposite sex as well as the general discourse in lines 53—58, in the opinion of Anthony David Moody, presents the same sexual themes that face Prufrock, only this time they meet with the body of an older man.
This is especially true of the internal struggle within the poem and the narrator's "waiting for rain". Time is also altered by allowing past and present to be superimposed, and a series of places and characters connected to various cultures are introduced.
Childs, the poem attempts to present the theme of Christianity from the viewpoint of the modernist individual with various references to the Incarnation and salvation. Childs believes that the poem moves from Christmas Day in line He argues that Gerontion contemplates the "paradoxical recovery of freedom through slavery and grace through sin".
Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism. Sharpe suggests that Christ appears to Gerontion as a scourge because he understands that he must reject the "dead world" to obtain the salvation offered by Christianity.
Eliot, Eric Whitman Sigg describes the poem as "a portrait of religious disillusion and despair", and suggests that the poem, like "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", explores the relationship between action and inaction and their consequences.
Kazin suggests that in lines 33—36 the poem attempts to show how Eliot tells his generation that history is "nothing but human depravity": After such knowledge, what forgiveness?
Think now History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions, Guides us by vanities. In that stanza he remembers a former mistress and regrets that he no longer has the ability to interact with her on a physical level. The "closer contact" sought by the narrator represents both the physical longing of intimacy as well as the emotional connection he previously had with the female described in the poem.
Signs are taken for wonders. James Longenbach argues that these lines show that Gerontion is unable to extract the spiritual meaning of the Biblical text because he is unable to understand words in a spiritual sense: The passage on history is a series of metaphors that dissolve into incomprehensibility".
I have lost my passion: Ian Duncan MacKillop in F.A collection of poems by American-English poet T. S. Eliot (). When T. S. Eliot died, wrote Robert Giroux, "the world became a lesser place." Certainly the most imposing poet of his time, Eliot was revered by Igor Stravinsky "not only as a great sorcerer of words but as the very key keeper of the language.".
Prosody: Prosody, the study of all the elements of language that contribute toward acoustic and rhythmic effects, chiefly in poetry but also in prose. The term derived from an ancient Greek word that originally meant a song accompanied by music or the particular tone or accent given to an individual.
황무지(荒蕪地) 쿠메의 한 무녀(巫女)가 독 안에 매달려 있는 것을 내 눈으로 보았다. 그 때 아이들이 "무녀, 당신은 무엇이 소원이오?"라고 묻자, 그녀는 "난 죽고 싶다."라고 대답했다. A collection of quotes attributed to poet T.S. Eliot. There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;.
"Gerontion" is a poem by T. S. Eliot that was first published in The work relates the opinions and impressions of a gerontic, or elderly man, through a dramatic monologue which describes Europe after World War I through the eyes of a man who has lived the majority of his life in the 19th century.
Eliot considered using this already published poem as a preface to The Waste Land, but.